Case Studies April 2017

Matthews Ridgeview Farms

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In Wynne, Arkansas, the Matthews family, owners and operators of Matthews Ridgeview Farms (MRF), has been growing sweet potatoes for more than a century. The company’s roots in agriculture trace to Samuel Doke Matthews, who started out as a sharecropper, growing cotton in Arkansas. Today, Samuel’s great-great-grandson, Terris Matthews, and his wife, Kim Matthews, run […]

Robert Winner Sons Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Fourth generation family-owned and –operated Robert Winner Sons Inc. has been providing customers throughout western Ohio for nearly 89 years. Doing business as Winner’s Quality Meat, the company specializes in meat processing, slaughtering and distribution of meat and specialty meat products. The Osgood, Ohio-based company operates several farms, two processing plants and a retail store […]

Buurma Farms Inc.

Est. reading time: 3 mins

After more than 120 years in business, Buurma Farms Inc. remains a household name in the agriculture industry. Since the beginning, Buurma Farms has remained a family-owned business and is currently in its fifth generation of the Buurma family. Headquartered in Willard, Ohio, Buurma Farms manages 1,200 acres in both Michigan and Ohio, as well […]

Jensen Meat

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Most meat processors hide their facilities from the world. The idea behind that approach is most people don’t want to see how, for instance, a hamburger patty is made from start to finish. That’s not the approach of San Diego-based Jensen Meat, which has been making ground beef products since 1958. Recently, the company made […]

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Est. reading time: 6 mins

For more than 100 years, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has been a favorite of home bakers and culinary professionals alike. Offering a range of pure vanilla and pure flavor products, Nielsen-Massey has developed a loyal customer base the world over. Headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois with an additional manufacturing plant in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, Nielsen-Massey distributes products to customers […]

Crofter’s Food Ltd.

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Jam, a favorite breakfast spread beloved by so many, is a fairly uncomplicated product, but Crofter’s Food Ltd. is doing its best with this simple fruit spread to make a difference for the planet and the food supply chain. Crofter’s has become one of the largest manufacturers of natural, organic and reduced-sugar fruit spreads and […]

Marron Foods

Est. reading time: 3 mins

For 35 years, Marron Foods has been agglomerating and instantizing powdered ingredients and providing custom processing solutions that have raised the industry standard for quality and functionality. Located in Harrison, New York, Marron Foods is recognized throughout the food-service industry as a solutions-based organization capable of delivering the highest level of performance in quality and […]

Fry Krisp Food Products Inc.

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Since its inception in 1950, Fry Krisp Food Products has been a family-owned business. Located in Jackson, Michigan, Fry Krisp produces seasoned batter and coating mixes used to prepare foods for frying and baking. In his 60-plus year career with Fry Krisp, Neuenfeldt developed the company into a household name in the retail and restaurant […]

Nature’s Finest Foods Ltd.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Nature’s Finest Foods Ltd. (NFF) is a full service brokerage firm that specializes in the marketing of tree nuts. NFF carries almonds, pistachios and walnuts and can also sources macadamias, cashews, hazelnuts and pine nuts, but the company specifically focused on the pecan market. “Pecans are the highest in terms of antioxidants. They’re also heart […]

Mercator Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Since its inception in 2003, Mercator Inc. has grown from a small, home-based food export company into a $26 million enterprise that distributes North American beef, turkey, pork, chicken, dairy and grain to customers in Central America, Europe and Asia. The global procurement experts bring professional logistics and leading customer service to every transaction, ensuring […]

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